Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels Pick-Odds-Prediction - 6/1/14
Los Angeles Angels (30-24) at Oakland Athletics (33-22)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 4:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
Jered Weaver (R) (6-3) (2.986) vs. Sonny Gray (R) (5-1) (2.311)
The Line: Oakland Athletics -131 / Los Angeles Angels +121 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, FS-West
The Los Angeles Angels can cloe the gap in the AL West with a win over the Oakland Athletics.
The Angels are applying the pressure to American League West leading Oakland with both the work on the mound and at the plate giving the team a consistent chance. That didn't happen Saturday as the LAA fell to their rivals 11-3 on Saturday with an early lead brushed aside by an avalanche of late runs. Tyler Skaggs was charged with four runs over six frames, followed by Joe Smith and Michael Kohn who gave up three each. Los Angeles totaled eleven hits but cracked the scoreboard on Collin Cowgill's 4th inning three run jack and nothing else. Jered Weaver looks to continue his recent hot streak when he takes the bump against the rival Athletics. Weaver is one reason the Angels are challenging in the West with a 6-3 record and 2.99 ERA.
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Oakland is the second highest scoring team in the game and with a few exceptions over the past few weeks the scoring has been way down and when the scoring has been difficult to come by in this stretch, so have the wins. That wasn't the case in Saturday's win with the bats erupting for ten runs in the 7th and 8th. Tommy Milone didn't factor in the decision but he kept his team alive with the three runs plated over six innings. The A's posted eleven hits and wallked nine times with Yoenis Cespedes going deep with five RBI's while Kyle Blanks added a solo shot with Alberto Jose Callaspo driving in two more. The Athletics hand the ball to Sonny Gray to keep the Angels behind them in the American League West. Gray might be the right man for the job with a 5-1 record and 2.31 ERA over eleven outings.
Weaver has been involved in one loss against Oakland in the last ten meetings so will that dominance continue against an A's squad that is hitting and have a great pitcher in Gray going? No clue so I'm sitting this one out...